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Today I was asked to come and have a look at a baby in the entranceway. I was told the family did not want to give the baby up for adoption but that they wanted help because she was sick. I ran upstairs to grab my stethoscope and then asked if one of the men here could translate while I asked the family some questions. As I approached the group of people I saw an elderly woman with a baby girl on her lap. The baby looked tiny laying there and was coughing continuously. One of the men said the cough started yesterday. He said no one else in the family had a cough. Baby didn't have a fever and apparently had been eating well. I had the woman undress baby for me so I could listen to her chest. Baby’s chest didn't sound too bad but as we undressed baby I became more and more concerned. Baby had a tight wrap around her stomach and part of her chest. When I asked what it was for, a family member told me it was to help her get strong. Again, I asked if they could remove it so I could see baby’s chest better. As they turned baby on her stomach I noticed a lump along her spine. I thought perhaps this is what the family was trying to correct with the wrap. Or perhaps it was baby’s umbilical hernia. I decided to have Dixie come and look at baby before admitting her. After a few questions and observations, Dixie agreed baby should be taken up to our nursery. Baby is 3 months old. Mama died either in childbirth or shortly after.Grandma was looking after baby. Baby was only peeing twice a day indicating that she wasn't feeding enough. Another family member told me that baby started looking blue around the eyes this morning which was concerning as well. Baby's oxygen levels were sitting lower than normal so we started her on nasal prongs with oxygen. She was sucking on her hands so we made her a bottle and fed her until she settled fast asleep and stopped coughing. Baby looks quite pale and is looking a little swollen. Please pray for this family and this beautiful baby girl.


6 comments (Add your own)

1. Kelly D wrote:
Thank God you guys are there for ther and praying that you can get to the bottom of what is going on with her quickly



Tue, November 11, 2014 @ 4:07 PM

2. jennifer wrote:
Praise Jesus, that you are there to accept the sick and hurt. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your organization and those in need.

Wed, November 12, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

3. Karen wrote:
So amazing how God is working. The team at God's Littlest Angels are such a blessing. So thankful the people of Haiti have this organization to come to. Blessings and prayers to all.

Wed, November 12, 2014 @ 11:23 AM

4. Sherri wrote:
Praying for this sweet little baby, and y'all as y'all take care of her.

Wed, November 12, 2014 @ 12:29 PM

5. Jayj wrote:
Hoping that now this little one has been brought to you that she will get better and be able to go home in a little while

Wed, November 12, 2014 @ 1:46 PM

6. Nursery Nurse wrote:
Our Pediatrician came by today for her weekly check-up. Baby girl was started on an IV as well as a stronger Antibiotic, Nebulizer treatment for her lungs, and steroids. The Pediatrician thinks she has Pneumonia but should recover. Please continue to lift her up in your prayers. The family has not been back to visit but we hope they will be in soon so that we may provide them with some education regarding her care.

Wed, November 12, 2014 @ 2:06 PM

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